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April 23 2014

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25 posts tagged "Diane von Furstenberg"

Backstage At DVF, A Magical Mystery Tour Takes Shape

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Getting the scoop backstage at Diane von Furstenberg’s Fall show was just as much a lesson in etymology as a tutorial in hair and makeup. “It’s more like a rendezvous as opposed to a meeting,” Orlando Pita said, trying to hone in on the beauty mood from von Furstenberg’s collection. “A meeting has expectations, whereas a rendezvous has more mystery,” the coiffing star explained. Add to this clandestine spirit a nod to the 1930′s and you’ve got a tight, glossy chignon on your hands, which Pita side-parted and coated with a combination of Phyto Professionals Wet Gel and its Phytolisse Finishing Serum as well as a mist of its Phytolaque Soie Hair Spray—”all shiny things,” Pita joked.

Makeup artist James Kaliardos revisited this sense of 1930′s realism with a similarly shiny gray eye, which he swept onto lids in a half-moon shape using a blend of MAC Powerpoint Eyeliner in Gray Utility topped with its Eyeshadow in Linger Softly before dabbing an all-purpose gloss on the center of the lid only for a “surprising” matte versus shiny texture difference. “[Diane] inspires mystery and power,” Kaliardos mused of the designer as he built up brows, contouring cheeks with MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Pure Sculpture and adding highlights with its Cream Color Base in Pearl as he went. Finishing touches came by way of an exaggerated natural lip and a deep berry manicure, courtesy of Yuna Park using Dior Vernis Rouge Garçonne.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com

A Fragrance—And A Makeup Collection—For Tory; Gaga Goes Girly; And More…

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Tory Burch joins Marni as Estée Lauder’s latest fragrance license acquisition. The beauty giant is expected to debut eau de Tory—along with a capsule cosmetics collection from the New York-based designer—in 2013. [Vogue.U.K.]

In other fragrance deal news, America’s Next Top Model is set to launch a signature scent. Dream Come True, a honeydew, pink freesia, plum blossom, Tahitian vanilla, pink sugar, and musk eau, launches in January and is meant to capture the “optimistic, sweet moment” of being announced as the show’s winner. [WWD]

On the latest leg of her seemingly endless tour, Lady Gaga was spotted in India sporting an uncharacteristically demure pastel-swirled beehive with a one-shouldered Naeem Khan gown. Aqua-dyed strands and meat dress this was not. [Huff Po]

Vogue‘s André Leon Talley has been hard at work curating a fashion exhibition at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s new museum of art. His one stipulation to enhance the experience of gazing at gowns from Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg? Smelling the designers’ recent fragrance launches simultaneously. “I want fragrance wafting through the ventilation system—either Oscar de la Renta’s Live in Love, or Diane Von Furstenberg’s Diane,” Talley says. [NYT]

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Twists And A Tonal Palette, Backstage At DVF

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A few pops of color in the form of statement lips at shows like Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, and Donna Karan (more on that in a bit) notwithstanding, we’ve been noticing a more muted makeup trend for Spring: the tonal palette. The process requires the precise placement of complementary and contrasting neutral shades with both cool and warm undertones. “It’s a bit like paint-by-numbers,” makeup artist James Kaliardos said at Diane von Furstenberg where he had smudged about ten different shades of MAC’s versatile Cream Colour Base onto a clear, plastic plate-cum-mixing tray to custom-blend pigments for each model’s skin tone. Inspired by “modern Africa” (a favorite of von Furstenberg’s diverse muses), Kaliardos sculpted cheeks and lids with color slightly darker than each girl’s complexion and added dimension to eyes by building in a lighter center and inner corner area. Lashes were curled and swiped with mascara while brows were strengthened using MAC Eyeshadow in Omega.

Hairstylist Orlando Pita sculpted sixties silhouettes with a French twist, following the shape of the head. “It ended up looking like Kim Novak,” Pita said, drying strands with T3 Plump Heat-Seeking Liquid Hair Plumper and adding a hefty amount of its Control Hairspray for an “earthy, rustic, and fresh” matte texture. To put his own stamp on the classic look, Pita started the style at the top of the head and rolled it down, pinning as he went. “Usually twists go up,” he pointed out.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com

Scent of A Stylish Woman

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Summer is not usually a time for new fragrance discovery. It’s just too damn hot, to be frank. But now that breezy days are becoming a more regular occurrence, we feel ready to start thinking about our Fall fragrance repertoire, and it looks to be particularly fashionable this season. Designers from all of the style capitals are releasing new signature scents and with fashion week right around the corner, we thought we’d devote a round of sniff tests to rag trade regulars dabbling in the olfactory arts.

Fan di Fendi

To relaunch its fragrance house, Fendi looked internally for inspiration, plucking the Forever buckle from its iconic Baguette bag to grace its new bottle. The fragrance itself is as rich as it looks; created by perfumer François Demachy it has a lavish blend of Calabrian tangerine, yellow jasmine, Damascena rose, and Indonesian patchouli that is noticeably long-lasting.

$76, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, NYC; (212) 753-4000.

cK Forbidden Euphoria

Billed as a younger, sexier version of the first Euphoria scent, it’s not just the notes that have changed with this fruity floral: There’s also a new face. Blue-eyed beauty Natalia Vodianova has been replaced by Brooke Shields lookalike Barbara Palvin. She continues the cK tradition of titillating ads; the sexual innuendo in this one is explicit, as per usual. On the skin, the perfume’s bright mix of mandarin, peach blossom, pink peony, and cashmere woods retains the sophistication of its predecessor with a new spicy richness.

$80, www.macys.com.

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Diane Sets Sail; A Ban On The Tan Tax?; And More…

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After much talk—and even more spectacle—Diane von Furstenberg officially launched her signature scent, Diane, yesterday on a billion-dollar yacht that sailed around lower Manhattan. Aside from the woody, violet, and frangipani flacon created by von Furstenberg for “all the woman you want to be,” a bust of the designer herself—sculpted by Anh Duong—was also on view. [Telegraph]

Good news for tan-a-holics: A group of House Republicans has introduced legislation to repeal the 10 percent tax on indoor tanning salons, alleging that the measure is detrimental to small business owners. Bad news for skin-cancer opponents. [Fox News]

Resistant Starch: Familiarize yourself with the two words that are making it hip to eat carbs again. [Daily Mail]

First came news of its collabs with Serena Williams and the sisters Kardashian. For OPI’s next trick, it’s getting into the business of beauty pageants. Its Miss Universe lacquer collection launches in September. [Becomegorgeous.com]

In other nail news, Butter London founder Nonie Crème sheds some light on her favorite polishes of late, including Butter’s Teddy Girl, No More Waity Katie, Union Jack Black, and Rosie Lee. “A woman’s hands can be such an expressive and sexy part of her body and the shape, length, and color a woman chooses [for her nails] contributes to her style: It can be both an accessory and a cosmetic.” As the architect of the “nail rings” that debuted backstage at Vena Cava for Fall, she would know. [T]

Photo: Getty Iamges